The brain attics: the strategic role of memory in single and multi-agent inquiry

@article{Genot2018TheBA,
  title={The brain attics: the strategic role of memory in single and multi-agent inquiry},
  author={Emmanuel J. Genot and Justine Jacot},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2018},
  volume={197},
  pages={1203-1224}
}
M. B. Hintikka (1939–1987) and J. Hintikka (1929–2016) claimed that their reconstruction of the ‘Sherlock Holmes sense of deduction’ can “serve as an explication for the link between intelligence and memory” ( 1983 , p. 159). The claim is vindicated, first for the single-agent case, where the reconstruction captures strategies for accessing the content of a distributed and associative memory; then, for the multi-agent case, where the reconstruction captures strategies for accessing knowledge… 
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